Keep Eagles' Vick out of your fantasy life
MICHAEL VICK might be the Eagles starter, but that doesn't mean he has to be yours in fantasy.
Vick will always be a durability concern and, with no Jeremy Maclin, his top receiving options are limited. The offensive line is better and LeSean McCoy is arguably the second best running back in the league after Adrian Peterson, but Vick is a fantasy QB2 and a bye-week replacement for those who have elite starters.
A couple of names to consider: Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers has a bye in Week 4 when the Eagles are at Denver. New Orleans' Drew Brees is off in Week 7 when the Birds host Dallas. Denver's Peyton Manning is off in Week 9 when the Eagles are at Oakland. And New England's Tom Brady is idle in Week 10 when the Eagles are at Green Bay.
The fantasy football special section will be published in the Daily News on Thursday, Aug. 29.
- Ed Barkowitz